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Intel and AMD Compatible

Discussion in 'Computers, Games, Electronics etc' started by endlesszeal, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. endlesszeal

    endlesszeal Senior Member

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    ECS just annouced a really innovative product. Now you can buy an Intel motherboard and move to a 939 if you decide the intel sucks. all you need is an add on card. its additional $45.

    anyway more here:
    www.anandtech.com
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    thats cool.

    eventually, i think all chips will be interchangable... its only a matter of time before the mother board mfg's do it to cut costs of making two versions
     
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    phunky.buddha Admin with a big stick Admin VIP

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    It's pretty old news.

    Anyway, as the main CPUs take on more of the duties that used to be run with the motherboard (memory controller, I/O etc), chipsets and board designs won't need to be very CPU specific anymore. I guess it's come full-circle... AMD started out in the consumer CPU market by emulating Intel, everything split for a few years after the Pentium series, and now it's all merging again.
     
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    Sabz5150 FALCON PUNCH!!!

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    Like Socket 3, 4, 5 and 7? Thank Intel for breaking standards with Slot 1.
     
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